The Lussier Family Heritage Center web site is one link in the chain of
many related Dane County projects and activities. Access selected web sites from here to
further enhance your knowledge of our community connections. . .
The Dane County Passport project highlights 12 natural features of Dane County maintained
by Dane County's Parks Division and
Office of Lakes and Watersheds. Visit all 12 locations
throughout 2011 and learn more about the natural and cultural history of Dane County.
Answer the trivia questions and send in your completed Passport for a chance to win gift
certificates that can be applied toward the cost of Dane County recreational permits,
and shelter and campsite fees!
Are Always in Season for active
recreation or quiet enjoyment through its system of 27 parks, 9 resource protection areas,
and numerous trail connectors. Learn more about these wonderful county resources at your
This 328-acre park along the northwestern shore of
Lake Waubesa is the site of the Heritage Center. Lake Farm County Park, located within 5
miles of the State Capitol building, boasts an unparalleled array of recreational
amenities as well as a rich historical legacy which has placed the Lake Farms
Archaeological District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lake Farm County Park is the eastern gateway to the
3,600-acre Lewis Nine Springs E-Way Resource Protection Area which runs seven miles easterly
from Verona to Lake Waubesa. The E-Way serves as the route of the Capital City State
Trail, opening in 1999, linking the Military Ridge and Glacial Drumlin State Trails
through Madison. Conceived by UW Professor Emeritus Phil Lewis, the E-Way concept serves
as a model for the protection of natural resources and open space corridors for recreation
and separation of communities.
Since startup in 1992, the Parks network of volunteers has logged 64,300 volunteer hours, working on
projects ranging from trail management, to prairie restoration, and serving as campground hosts. Now
averaging 1,500/volunteer hours per year, the Dane County Heritage Center will be
headquarters for the Adult Conservation Team program and activities.
Revised: April 15th, 2010